Neoliberalism is creating loneliness. That’s what’s wrenching society apart.
Illustration by Andrzej Krauze
Opinion by George Monbiot
What greater indictment of a system could there be than an epidemic of mental illness? Yet plagues of anxiety, stress, depression, social phobia, eating disorders, self-harm and loneliness now strike people down all over the world. The latest, catastrophic figures for children’s mental health in England reflect a global crisis.